All the latest news, views and updates from the Research Academy. Plus the occasional update from our favourite charity, the Market Research Benevolent Association (MRBA).

In the news: dealing with quality issues in online sample

We don’t usually promote news stories, but this Research Live article by Laura Finnemore really grabbed our attention and we think it ought to be read widely. Laura was not only brave enough to be open about how poor some of the sample from online panels is, but leads a thoughtful discussion on what to do about.. read more →

Admissions update 26 August

Our courses are filling up fast this semester! We’ve got one place left on our MRS Advanced Certificate face-to-face course, six places left on our MRS Advanced Certificate online course, and four on the MRS Diploma course. We take applications on a first come, first served basis so get your application in now! If you’ve got questions or want.. read more →

The Research Academy team is growing!

We’re delighted to announce that Caroline Pakel is joining us as an Academy Associate. A seasoned qualitative researcher with over 25 years of research and teaching experience, Caroline will bring further qualitative expertise to the Research Academy team. Caroline’s approach to research is rooted in social psychology and creative problem solving, and her international experience has.. read more →

Places still left on MRS Diploma course

This year’s MRS Diploma course will start on 24 August 2015. We’re still taking applications, so get yours in before 19 August. If you’ve got questions about the course please give us a call! read more →

Apply for our 2015 MRS Diploma scholarship

Every year one lucky student gets completely free tuition to study for the MRS Diploma, so get your application in today! The deadline for academic year 2016/17 is 12 July 2016, so don’t miss out. To apply for the Research Academy Diploma Scholarship, you’ll need to write a personal statement and fill in our scholarship application.. read more →

Good luck to our students taking the MRS Advanced Certificate exam

Our thoughts are with everyone taking the MRS Advanced Certificate today. We know you’ve worked hard and are confident you’ll do well! read more →

Fingers crossed for our students taking the MRS Diploma exam

Our final-year students are taking their last MRS Diploma exam on Thursday the 4th – let’s wish them all the very best of luck! We’ll be so proud when they graduate. read more →

ESOMAR Young Researcher of the Year award 2015

Are you aged 30 or below, and have you worked on a fantastic research project? If yes, why not compete for the  ESOMAR Young Researcher of the Year award. Competing for such awards is a great way to grow your career and raise your profile, and this particular award is one of the most prestigious.. read more →

Join us at the Insight ’15 show

We’ll be exhibiting at Insight ’15, Europe’s leading trade show for insight professionals. It’s on 29 and 30 April 2015 at Olympia Central in West London. If you’d like know how to best develop your own market research and insight skills, or those of your team, just drop by for an informal chat. And if you already know.. read more →

MRS Diploma results are in!

Our MRS Diploma results are in and we’re over the moon! Three our students achieved a Distinction mark in the December 2014 assessment round. Stu and Camila both achieved Distinctions on Unit 4, the qualitative unit, while Kris achieved a Distinction on Unit 3 (the quant unit). We are just so proud of them that.. read more →